When the Water Tap Runs Dry

This shortage crisis can be prevented if we take appropriate action to find the solutions that will prevent the problem.
When The Water Tap Runs DryRunning Time: 0:39:00

Students will study the effect of climate change on the sources of water in America and the effects on the different geographical regions of the U.S.

Chapter List
1.) Water Shortages
00:04:12This chapter provides an overview of water shortages as they pertain to the hydrological cycle, freshwater supplies, including underground aquifers and man made reservoirs, drinking water, urban planning, and the over-drafting of water supplies.
2.) Water Supplies
00:03:56America's water supplies derive from its snow packs and glaciers that are found in its watersheds, drainage basins, and natural watersheds; and they are used in irrigation canals, water supply projects, and even flood control projects, all of which are impacted by droughts such as the severe drought in California.
3.) Water Infrastructure
00:07:33America's water infrastructure, includes aquifers, municipal water districts, water treatment plants, and reservoirs, and is used to provide irrigation to farming areas such as the Imperial Valley, Central Valley and Idaho's Magic Valley, all of which will be affected by water shortages.
4.) Global Warming and Water Shortages
00:15:33Global warming or climate change will affect glaciers and snow packs, as well as cause weather extremes, including floods and droughts, like agricultural drought and hydrological drought, and floods, which in turn will affect America's Northeast, the Desert Southwest, and other parts of the country, such as California, the Central Valley, Las Vegas and the Sierra Nevadas, with water shortages, necessitating water restrictions, and decisions on water rights, irrigation, on rivers like the Co
5.) Water Shortage Solutions
00:06:51Water Shortage, water infrastructure, water use conflicts, America's water, water rights, climate change, water conservation, the green economy, and the adaptive flex economy are discussed in this chapter.
Series SKUWT
Video Programs1
SubjectsHistory, American History, Political Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Economics, Environmental
Supplemental Files7
Released2009
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2009 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
Blackline Master Quiz for When the Water Tap Runs Dry
Teacher's Guide for When the Water Tap Runs Dry
Wastewater - Report Card for America's Infrastructure
Drinking Water ASCE Report Card for America's Infrastructure
Dams ASCE Report Card for America's Infrastructure
Dams ASCE Report Card for America's Infrastructure
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